Announcing Glaro Inc. on Pintrest

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PintrestThis is a quick announcement to invite you to our new Glaro Inc. Pintrest page, where we are sharing our professional photos of new products, classic Glaro products, educational product videos and behind-the-scenes photos of our fine staff who manufacture our products in the USA everyday.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Pintrest is a growing social networking site that allows people to easily share photos of the products and images they love. It’s a great platform that we are now using to provide another place on the web where our products can be explored and shared.

Especially if you are a web dealer selling Glaro products, pintrest is a great place to showcase Glaro products and connect with others who love the products. The accounts are free to create and they are simple to use as a tool to show your images, photos and infographics to your own customers and the millions of others already on the network.

We would love to connect with you there as well, so get in touch on our Glaro Inc. Facebook page or on Pintrest (http://pinterest.com/glaro/) if you are looking for other ways to stay connected with all Glaro Inc. news and important industry updates.

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How To Create Recycling Stations Using Connected Cans: Glaro RecyclePro Recycling Receptacles FAQ

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Glaro Satin Aluminum RecyclePro Recycling Receptacles in Connected Units

Can I combine any size recycling receptacles I would like into a recycling station or do I need to use all of the same diameter recycling cans to create a connected unit?

While it is common to order three recycling receptacles of the same diameter (for example 15”) and connect them with Glaro connectors, you can use any size receptacle from any Glaro recycling receptacle line in any configuration you want and create your own combination.

Glaro recycling receptacles are specially designed to be able to form any look or configuration you desire. This flexibility is possible because Glaro Inc. connectors are universal, allowing mixed sizes of receptacles to be easily connected.

Example 1: You can have one 20” diameter can in a central position combined with two adjacent 15” receptacles (one for recycling cans and one for recycling bottles). Each unit can be used individually, or they can become a recycling station with a Glaro connector set.

Example 2: Alternatively, you could have two 20” receptacles in outside positions with two 15” recycling receptacles in inside positions, creating a four piece station. It is up to you.

Or, as we mentioned, you can use them individually or connect two or more units using our connectors.

Glaro Inc. factory connector holes will be positioned according to the desired recycling receptacle layout configuration you order. Specifying your configuration first allows Glaro to provide the appropriate connector hole positioning on each unit. Pre-drilled holes in the appropriate locations make assembling receptacles at their final destination a simple, straightforward process requiring minimal work.

How to Order a Glaro Recycling Station using Connected Cans:

  1. Select some sizes or mixed sizes of receptacles (12”, 15” or 20” diameters) and the quantity of each you wish to purchase [choose a catalog number]. Note the varying openings available e.g. slots, holes or slots with center holes.
  2. Select your finish (Glaro offers 29 smooth powder coated finishes and two satin finishes i.e. satin aluminum and tarnish-proof satin brass)
  3. Specify the silk screened message you would like on each (bottles, cans, paper, waste, or bottles & cans). Each can comes standard with a recycle logo except the can for “waste”.   Messages are silk screened onto the bodies below the recycle logo.
  4. Order optional clear poly liner bags to fit your receptacles.

Call (631) 234-1717 for more information or to speak to a salesperson.

4 New Innovative Deck Surfaces Revealed On New Glaro Platform Carts

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New Glaro Inc. Platform Trucks and Platform Carts Glaro Inc. recently launched a new Glaro Glider line of platform carts. Designed to be durable but attractive ”work-horses,” the new platform carts are built strong for the hospitality and healthcare industries, industrial settings or for use anywhere. They operate at the same level as Glaro Glider bellman carts while outperforming standard platform carts currently on the market.  They are also some of the most aesthetically pleasing designs ever developed.

Among the many positive features available is having the opportunity to select one of four deck coverings.  Below is a brief description of each platform truck decking style:

Coined Design Vinyl Deck Covering
Sanitary, slip resistant, and easy to clean, black and grey coin design PVC deck coverings have a tough, durable surface that is wear resistant and non-slip. Slightly raised embossed circular patterns help stabilize cargo during transport.  In addition, vinyl deck coverings are non marking. They will not damage or scuff the products or cargo placed on the platform cart.

Galvanized Steel Deck with Baked Powder Coat Finish
Steel decking is available in your choice of tough silver vein or black powder coated finishes.  An additional 27 powder coat finishes are available upon request.  Steel decking is known in the industry as a hearty, rough and tough surface. In fact they are the hardest deck covering available on platform trucks and the first choice for strictly utility use both indoors and outdoors. They are scratch and chip resistant and are easily cleaned. Because they have a powder coat finish they can match almost any décor in any building.

Satin Polished Aluminum Deck Covering
Satin polished aluminum decking provides a very hi tech, sleek, more modern look than other deck coverings. They will not rust and they are easy to clean and sanitize. A heavy clear powder coating is baked onto satin polished sheet to match the cart’s standard satin aluminum handle.  This decking option provides the most uniform appearance between the deck and its handles. Aluminum decks are non-magnetic.  They do not absorb and retain as much heat as steel.

Here is a snapshot of what the vinyl decking, aluminum decking and steel decking look like (larger, better color shots are available on the Glaro.com website platform trucks page):

Glaro Deck Coverings for Platform Trucks & Platform Carts

 

 

 

 

Carpet
100% Olefin fiber creates a soft,  yet durable, decorative surface that will not mark items placed onto the platform cart. Olefin is fade resistant, stain resistant, easy to clean, and will not absorb moisture. It is a weather resistant material perfect for use indoors and out.  Available in a selection of six colors;  Any facility can match their platform trucks with their bellman carts, commonly used along side of each other  in the hospitality industry, condominium, dormitories, airports, clothing showrooms, in office buildings and anywhere clothing or uniforms are used and packages and freight are transported. Here are some color choices available:

Platform Trucks Carpet Colors on Glaro Inc. Carts

 

 

Options

Finally, on any metal finish or carpet, high quality silk screened custom logos or messages can be added to any platform cart or platform truck. Between these four deck covering options and a number of other decorative options (click here for the downloadable platform trucks brochure), virtually any cart can be manufactured to meet your needs.

If you are a dealer in the industrial, hospitality, building management, educational, or janitorial industry online or offline, adding these new platform carts is a great way to bring to your customers superior form and function at competitive pricing.

More detailed information can be found on the official Glaro Inc. website: www.glaro.com or by calling (631) 234-1717.

A New North Dakota Smoking Ban Law Creates State Wide Demand For Smoker’s Posts and Cigarette Receptacles To Contain Cigarette Butts Outdoors

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State Law Prohibits Smoking (North Dakota)

A new North Dakota Smoking Ban went into effect December 6, 2012, banning smoking in all indoor workplaces. A previous law had a limited ban. According to news outlets, the new law (passed by voters in a November election) approximately one month ago expands to almost all public places and most workplaces, including public transportation, cabs, private nursing homes, motels, and bars. Smoking within 20 feet of an entrance to any public building is now against the law. Individuals who break the North Dakota smoking law will incur fines of $50. If a bar in N. Dakota does not comply, they may have their liquor and tobaccos license revoked.

The impact of the new law will effect everyone from business owners, occupants, and visitors to residents.  Because the law bans indoor smoking, smokers will be required to smoke outdoors. In order to keep facilities clean, safe and professional looking, fire safe North Dakota smoker’s posts and receptacles will be needed around the State to keep cigarette butts contained and smokers organized in designated smoking areas.

If you are a Glaro Inc. dealer/distributor or any other dealer, many facilities owners in North Dakota are likely in search of smoker’s posts. You can assist them by reaching out and helping them solve the statewide smoking management issues they are currently facing. It is a great opportunity for you and a great solution for North Dakota.

More info:  http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/13070/

Two Questions You Need To Answer To Select The Right Crowd Control System For Your Facility

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Glaro Inc. Crowd Control ProductsShopping for crowd control products can be a challenge because there are many different crowd management products on the market with varying benefits and features.  In a recent article, we discussed some of the product-based features to think about including:

•    Construction materials used (aluminum, steel, plastic etc.)
•    Type of stanchion base (heavy duty, lightweight, rubber, steel, cast iron)
•    Straps, Ropes, or chain (nylon, velvet, plastic, steel etc.)
•    Inner spring mechanism quality for retractable straps
•    Selection and customization of finishes available
•    Signage required as an add-on (post mounted, floor standing, wall mounted etc.)
•    Shipping lead time

Today, we would like to discuss the planning stage once you have clarified what you intend to accomplish by installing a crowd control system.  What variables need to be considered during the product selection process?

1)    What does the décor of the space require in terms of style and presentation?  2)  How flexible does your crowd management or pedestrian control system need to be?

We find that the décor of the space influences the choice of product.  Does a crowd control system whose design reflects “old world elegance” fit best, or does a newer, more contemporary style seem more appropriate for the building’s interior design?  What would make most sense to your visitors?  What will accomplish the task and enhance the environment as well?

For example, a commercial bank in an urban area will often experience varying flows of people based on the day of the week and time of day.  A “pay day” itself can lead to large influxes of customers in a bank looking to cash checks and make deposits.  Because banks can experience tremendous variations in traffic, a flexible crowd control system such as Glaro’s “Extenda-Barrier” retractable strap portable stanchions built on heavy duty bases, is the first consideration.  If the bank is a chain, most often a contemporary, commercial “look” will be appropriate consisting of Extenda-Barrier posts rather than more regal, elegant velvet ropes, for example that you might see at a “red carpet” event.

When flexibility is a priority, another consideration for a commercial building that requires queuing systems are modular metal crowd control railing systems.  Different than expensive welded railings that require an extensive installation process, modular railing systems are easier to install, reconfigure and even store.  They are also available in single or double railings to deter people from ducking under or “cutting” lines (most retractable straps do not provide this feature).  Crowd control railing systems are also built with a unique keyhole design that makes connecting and disconnecting rails from posts fast and easy.  As a result, they can be reconfigured, without tools, as needed in just a few minutes.  Generally for queuing systems, aisles are three feet wide and posts are spaced six feet apart.  By using three feet long or six feet long rails (or ropes), virtually ANY size pedestrian queuing line can be formed.  Glaro Incorporated is the innovator and manufacturer of the Elite Rail Crowd Control Post and Rail System described above.

Knowing beforehand 1) your décor requirements, and 2) how flexible your queuing systems need to be to accommodate the expected type and flow of traffic in your building, will help you select the appropriate queuing systems for your building.  Finally, if supporting American manufacturing and choosing quality workmanship is important to you, choose an American brand over an import.

Four Reasons To Use Crowd Control Railing Systems For Queue Management

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Glaro Elite Portable Pedestrian Guidance & Crowd Control Railing SystemsEfficiently organizing visitors in your building requires thought, planning, and the right equipment.  Today we would like to introduce you to a very practical crowd control queuing system that is growing in popularity because of its unique benefits: portable crowd control railing systems manufactured by Glaro Incorporated.

Crowd control railing systems are similar to posts, rope, and strap systems, but straps and ropes are replaced with a heavy duty single or double horizontal rail system.  Let’s look at why they are a great product to consider as an alternative to traditional posts with straps or rope:

1.    Function & Stability: Structurally, rails are the most durable and effective crowd control products on the market.  Their all metal construction, heavy gauge aluminum components, and sturdy heavy weighted bases combine to present the appearance of permanence, security, and organization while creating the ultimate in safety and stability.  Two inch diameter horizontal rails have solid aluminum ends machined to fit tightly onto posts to establish a stable barrier that works even under the stress of crowds.

2.    Versatility: Unlike permanent railing systems that require expensive and time consuming professional installation, Elite Portable Pedestrian Guidance and Crowd Control Railing Systems (such as those from manufacturer Glaro Inc.), are specifically designed to be portable and easily rearranged and easy to store away when not in use.  Their modular design makes set up, installation, and rearranging a fast, easy process.  Rail lengths vary from three feet through six feet, so virtually any configuration and length can be designed.  The entire system can be moved anymore in a building within minutes if needed.

In addition, they are available with single or double horizontal rails.  By ordering two rails, a full barrier is created formulating the most effective barrier.

3.    Finishes: By being able to choose from satin aluminum, tarnish proof satin brass and 29 textured and smooth powder coat colors, the modular crowd control rail systems can easily coordinate with any décor, ranging from traditional to modern.  Virtually any look can be achieved.

4.    Set Up & Maintenance: Rail systems from Glaro Inc. require no maintenance and no tools for assembly are needed.  There are no moving parts.  Finishes are designed to conceal any and no polishing or chemicals are needed to clean their tarnish proof finish.  In addition the aluminum construction cannot rust.  They include a keyhole design for precision rail-to-post connection and can be easily assembled and disassembled in minutes.  As a result, they are some of the finest, low maintenance products ever conceived.

These four key features make the rail system a great solution for hotels and casinos, exhibition halls, lobbies, theaters, museums and galleries, security check in areas, showrooms, cashier stations, schools, teller and clerk windows, food service areas, transportation terminals, parking garages, government offices, and motor vehicle departments.

More information on crowd control can be found here.

“Made In America” Waste Receptacles and Recycling Receptacles That Support Jobs In America

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Glaro Proudly Manufacturers All Products In The USAMade In America. Some of the best manufacturers still do it, everyday.

Some choose not to, and the key is “choose.”

When you choose to manufacture what were once American made products overseas, it’s a choice that can really impact customers, especially customers who value quality. With overseas manufacturers, often a cheaper price is provided at the cost of quality. There are often much longer shipping timelines (as long as 6 to 8 weeks or more) and a great deal of energy expended in the shipping process to purchase something that is made virtually around the corner. But more so, there is less certainty.  Who will you get on the phone when you call customer service? Will they be able to help you quickly as a dealer? Is the product reliable? Will we have the same variety of products and finishes as we do from an American manufacturer like Glaro Inc.?  Are the products manufactured in facilities with humane conditions? Are we all doing our part to grow the American economy? There are many questions to ask.

Glaro has all the right answers!

At Glaro Inc., our choice is to support American manufacturing and American jobs.  Ensuring certainty and building confidence are key core elements of the brand and always will be.

Manufacturing aluminum and steel waste receptacles in the USA since 1945, helps Glaro Inc. provide many advantages over foreign producers including:

-    Better quality leading to more durable products
-    Faster shipping timelines
-    A larger and more diverse selection of products, designs, and finishes
-    Customization of products
-    A smaller carbon footprint and less environmental impact
-    Jobs that keep people in America working
-    Prices not impacted by shipping costs, tariffs, and other surcharges

Glaro Inc. is proud to be a leading American manufacturer of waste receptacles, recycling receptacles and dozens of other products lines.  We are just as proud to support American jobs and employ all of our staff on American soil since 1945.

“Certainty,” A Powerful Word

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Count On Certainty from Glaro Inc.Uncertainty is on our minds as we approach this election and as we look at everything from the stock market’s volatility to job growth.

Why does the market swing? Uncertainty.

Why do companies slow hiring? Uncertainty.

Uncertainty is undeniably a powerful force even as we think about the American receptacles manufacturing sector:

Uncertainty about quality. Uncertainty about timing. Uncertainty about safety. And the list goes on. Any executive or dedicated employee knows that breaches in certainty in these areas can bring a company to its knees.

At Glaro Inc. we know that when a company is certain, so will their customers be.

Even with so much uncertainty on a macro level, we know there are so many ways that we can create, manufacture and deliver “certainty” everyday. At Glaro Inc. we have worked very hard to build a real American brand that is able to own every step of the manufacturing and service process from end to end. Glaro’s total in-house concept and its long history of manufacturing on American soil create the structure  within which this can happen. In fact, from R&D, engineering, metal spinning, machining, tooling, fabricating, forming, stamping, spinning, powder coat painting, degreasing, and assembly to shipping, the manufacturer maintains complete control over quality, including its timelines.

“Tight controls and attention to detail every step of the way create consistency which creates certainty. And certainty creates confidence and loyalty in our dealers and their customers too,” commented Robert Betensky in a recent interview.

In sum, certainty is something our economy needs to grow and something we all seek in our lives in one way or another.  Our small way of making that happen is by continuing to manufacture in America and hire in America.  Every time someone buys a product, they can be certain that they are supporting the American economy. That’s why we come to work everyday at Glaro.

Umbrella Stands And Wet Umbrella Bag Holders Keep Floors Dry & People Safe

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Approaching the fall and winter season, distributors and dealers to the institutional, facilities management, hospitality and office furniture markets are reporting an increased demand for umbrella stands and wet umbrella bag stands more than expected.  In response, Glaro Inc. has ramped up its stock inventory to prepare for a busy fall and winter season ahead.

Glaro Inc. Wet Umbrella Bag Stands & Holders

Glaro Inc. Wet Umbrella Bag Stands & Holders

There is a clear need for umbrella bags. Instead of people walking around and dripping water off of their umbrellas and onto the floor as they walk down halls and create dangerous situations, safety has become a top priority of many building owners. In fact, building visitors often expect to find a wet umbrella bag (either wall mounted or floor standing) so that they can insert their umbrella and proceed safely as they enter. Building maintenance people also favor umbrella bag holders because floors remain cleaner and in better condition longer. In doing so, fewer floor maintenance chemicals are needed and labor is saved, contributing towards a building’s green initiatives.  American wet umbrella bag stand manufacturers such as Glaro Inc. are able to ship stock items in three days or less for those building managers who need to take action fast.  Distributors who need replacement bags know that like most Glaro Inc. products, wet umbrella bags are available for quick shipping.

Glaro’s growing Umbrella Master line also includes traditional umbrella holders for waiting rooms, offices, meeting rooms and entrances. Most umbrella stands and holders accommodate full size as well as tote size umbrellas, and they contain drip pans to capture water that may accumulate. Even coat trees are available with an integrated umbrella holder section for those seeking a combination kit.

Glaro Inc. Umbrella Stands

Glaro Inc. Umbrella Stands

Remember that all metal products, such as those manufactured by Glaro Incorporated which are made from rust and tarnish proof metals and finishes (aluminum), will also last longer and look better than plastic models, which can crack, break and become flimsy.

For more information, visit glaro.com please.

U.S. Continues To Waste Over $11 Billion A Year By Throwing Away Recyclables

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A new report discussed in this story (http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-billions-recyclables-wasted-20120718,0,3225089.story) explains, “about $11.4 billion in recyclable materials are still piling up in U.S. landfills every year.”

One thing is clear from the article: At every point in a product’s lifecycle from manufacturing to post consumer disposal, there are opportunities that we can all seek to improve these numbers.

According to the story, in addition to $11.4 billion of wasted recycling opportunities, the U.S. does not stack up well right now in terms of its progress with, for example, aluminum cans recycling. “More than 40 billion aluminum cans are still dumped annually into landfills in the U.S.” Even at 40 million that number is overwhelmingly large.

What actions can we take to improve this number? What can we as businesses do to make a difference?

On a micro level, we can all reduce that number if more businesses and residences as well as public entities invested in recycling products and backed them with effective signage and messaging to promote green recycling. This combined with increased responsibility on the part of individuals and manufacturers in their manufacturing processes can make a difference.

Glaro Satin Aluminum Modular Recycling Receptacle Stations

Glaro Inc. has long supported environmentally sustainable recycling initiatives through its leadership in manufacturing American made recycling receptacles and related messaging/signage. Glaro Inc. continues to aggressively expand its recycling lines to help ensure that facilities across America and abroad are properly equipped to make their recycling programs as effective as possible. In combination with other recycling practices, the use of recycling receptacles can help bring the number of unrecycled aluminum cans and wasted resources down to a minimum and surely reduce the over $11 billion in waste this article discusses.

For more information on recycling receptacles, visit Glaro Inc. here.

The Advantages of Decorative or Designer Waste Receptacles

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Trash receptaclesand recycling receptacles provide a solution for waste disposal. All too often, waste receptacles are poorly located, are in poor condition, or are simply not appealing enough for people to use.  Sometimes, building managers place sub-standard receptacles in low visibility areas because they are unsightly.  The result could be a dirty building.

New Yorker Decorative and Designer Waste Receptacles by Glaro

The New Yorker Collection: Designer Waste Receptacles by Glaro Inc.

In commercial, public, and institutional facilities, entrance areas, lobbies, and other common areas, indoors or outdoors, waste receptacles and recycling receptacles need to meet a specific aesthetic standard.  Decorative trash receptacles are essential functional amenities needed to complete a space.  Designer waste receptacles and recycling receptacles can transform a bland, monotone location into an interesting one with accents, personality, and consistency that provide for good housekeeping and environmental compliance.

From our experience, decorative waste receptacles, also known as decorative trash receptacles, have many advantages. They should be robust, well- built metal waste receptacles with a visual appeal based in both the materials used as well as how the receptacles are finished and presented. They also provide practical advantages including improved durability, fire safety, design flexibility, and easy maintenance.

As an example, designer receptacles from Glaro Inc. provide the following advantages:

•    Tough aluminum and steel construction
•    A satin aluminum finish
•    Two metal finishes and 29 powder coat finishes allow buyers to create their own color combinations on each unit.  Covers and bodies may match or contrast.
•    Unique decorative banding is available
•    The ability to use your designer receptacles indoors or out
•    The all metal construction provides enough weight so that units are stable even in windy conditions outdoors
•    Glaro low maintenance finishes do not require polishing or frequent cleaning. Polished brass, mirror chrome, and stainless steel do.
•    Silk screened messages and customized logos are easily added to Glaro designer waste receptacles.
•    You will have the confidence that your designer waste receptacles  or recycling receptacles will also match the palette of other Glaro products used in the same facility, such as bellman carts, platform trucks, cigarette ashtrays, receptacles, planters, crowd control equipment, umbrella stands and signage displays.
•    The carefully developed finishes of Gloss Brass and Gloss Chrome powder coated baked finishes are maintenance free but simulate high maintenance expensive finishes like authentic mirror brass and mirror chrome.

The advantages of designer waste receptacles also apply to all recycling receptacles.  If you are interested in more information on designer trash receptacles or designer recycling receptacles, visit our corporate website at www.glaro.com.

Six Things You Need To Know Before Purchasing Bellman Carts & Luggage Carts

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Glaro Bellman Carts / Luggage CartsHere is some helpful advice from Glaro Incorporated to help make the selection and purchase of luggage carts easy:

How Fast Can They Ship

Many people do not realize that bellman and luggage carts are available in the USA for shipment within three days of order. There is no need to wait weeks or months if you really need the bellman baggage cart immediately. Ask for a timeline before ordering and find out what the expected shipping arrival date is, not just when the manufacturer is shipping out the product.

Price Range

What level of quality and design is necessary for your facility or is important to your own customers? The price of bellman and hotel luggage carts is impacted by the size, construction, finish, quality of raw materials and aesthetics.  Cheaply produced bellman cart models may use lesser quality alloys and thinner tubing, for example, which are not as durable as better made carts.

Selecting Metal Finishes, Carpet Color, and Bumper Types

Find out if the manufacturer (or your dealer) can really produce a quality product that looks exactly how you want it. Top USA manufacturers of luggage carts such as Glaro Inc. will let you create your own bellman cart and essentially build it from the ground up. You can customize the finish, carpet color, and even the type of bumper system.

There are also bellman cart finishes that look as good as high maintenance finishes like solid brass but will not tarnish: an example is tarnish proof satin brass from Glaro Inc. (glaro.com), a great alternative to solid brass.

Size (Length)

What are your bellman cart capacity needs? Bellman carts come in all sizes. Consideration should be made about the size of the elevators and the types of luggage guests use most often.

Do you have buses that frequent your facility? If so, you may need larger capacity bellman carts or even 6 wheel bellman carts rather than 4 wheel  bellman carts to efficiently move heavy loads with little effort.

Types Of Wheels

What kind of bellman cart wheels will work best on the floor surfaces in your building? Do you have carpeting? Tile? Wood? Concrete? Pneumatic wheels on bellman carts work best on hard surfaces. Solid rubber wheels work well on either hard surfaces or carpeted flooring but may not be the choice for areas with irregular floors and bumpy surfaces.  However solid rubber wheels require less maintenance because the air filled tires do not need to be monitored as they do in the pneumatic tires. It’s important to understand these pros and cons and not just make a decision based on aesthetics.

Made In The USA

Decide if you prefer to use an American made quality luggage cart for transporting baggage. There are many quality American bellman cart manufacturers and distributors to research in the Continental United States .

While you can also import cheap bellman and luggage carts or imitations, when repairs become necessary carts must be often be discarded. A quality USA bellman cart manufacturer with excellent service will be able to quickly replace any part for you and drop ship from their facility within a day. If service is important to you, that is something to strongly consider.

With these six tips, you are on your way to selecting the right carts. Best of luck!

 

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7 Tips For Making Sure You Have The Right Recycling Receptacles In Your Building

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Most of us agree that recycling cans, bottles, paper and other recyclables is important.  Crafting an appropriate recycling program and identifying the right recycling receptacles, bins and containers to use in a building takes some thought. Here are seven tips:

Think Ahead, Know Your Volume
Know your recycling volume today, but also forecast ahead to account for fluctuations in volume, for example, from events, changes in the total quantity of people in a building etc. Size your recycling receptacles and bins to accommodate your maximum expected volume periods. Do you need a 12” diameter receptacle?  15”? 20”? Other?

Glaro Recycling Container Stations

Glaro Recycling Container Stations

Define Your Hot Spots
Whether it is near vending machines, in high traffic areas or in a lobby, every building has “hot spots” where recycling receptacles are most in demand. Plan out your space to ensure that you have enough frequency of recycling stations to meet expected traffic levels.

Fit The Décor, Enhance The Decor
Ideally recycling receptacles will fit the overall décor of their space and look great in context. In our opinion, they should enhance and add to a building’s aesthetics. Find the right style combined with the finishing options and colors that will fit seamlessly into designated areas.

Think About Quality
Quality products last longer and they are more reliable. If you are thinking long run, you will also save the planet resources by investing in recycling bins that you may never need to replace.

Flexibility
Modular recycling stations allow a building owner or facilities manager to take two or more recycling containers and connect them to each other in any sequence they would like. They can be connected in a straight line or in triangular a configuration. Connected units keep the recycling receptacles together for a neat and organized appearance. For many, having the flexibility to arrange recycling receptacles into professional recycling stations is an important option to consider.

Be Safe
Fire safety is important in all aspects of a building.  Consider using metal recycling receptacles that have fire safe construction rather than cheaper, plastic bins that are unable to meet the same safety standards.

Make Communication and Placement Priorities
Tasteful signage, stenciling on the recycling containers and communication of the importance of recycling through other methods in a building are all important to encourage use.   In combination with placing them in strategic areas, you can maximize their use.

What thoughts do you have that could benefit others looking to implement a successful recycling program in their building? Share your ideas and help us develop this list further.

The Truth About Half Round Waste Receptacles: What Every Facility Manager, Interior Designer, Dealer, & Purchasing Agent Should Know

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Today we take a brief look into Glaro Incorporated’s half round waste receptacles. While Glaro has always provided full size metal waste receptacles for its customers, we’ve seen a lot of growth in the half round receptacles category, especially in the past two years. Here are some reasons why they have grown in popularity based on our experience:

Half round trash receptacles are known for their sleek, space-saving design that helps them blend into any space while being less obtrusive than full sized waste receptacles. They neatly fit against walls or along partitions, where larger waste receptacles are often situated at the end of a room or in a corner out of the way.  In addition, Glaro’s wall mounting bracket enables these units to be mounted off the floor, facilitating floor maintenance.  As a result, you can spread more around every area of your facility to provide better coverage, which results in a cleaner overall facility.

Glaro Half Round Recycling Receptacles, Part of The Larger Line

Glaro Half Round Recycling Receptacles, Part of The Larger Line

Because of their smaller overall ‘footprint’, the half round waste and recycling receptacles are more economical to produce and also lower in cost than many other waste receptacles on the market.  For any facility looking to adhere to a tight budget, they are a very strong option to consider.

A half round receptacle may also come in many different models, serving different purposes such as for waste, recycling, ash/trash or bins. Glaro’s line actually comes with and without additional inner galvanized steel liner cans (which help uphold fire safety). Either way, they are used with easy to install poly liner bags.

For those whose work involves maintaining and emptying half round trash receptacles, you will be happy to know that Glaro’s models are also easy to service (empty) because of a thoughtfully engineered hinged top.

Half rounders are also customizable with silk screened messages, and they are available in two metal finishes and 29 powder coat finishes. As Glaro’s Executive Vice President was recently quoted in a press piece, “Because we have total metal fabricating capabilities on American soil, we can address requests for modifications, or customized products and messages for our customers.” Whether they are used by elevators, or in restrooms, entrances, lobbies, snack areas, along walls, or in any other place, the desired “look” can easily be achieved with Glaro’s many design and finishing options.

Full specifications and details on half round waste receptacles as well as downloadable brochures can be found on Glaro’s website.

How To Shop For Crowd Control Posts, Stanchions, Belts and Ropes

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So often people know that they need some type of crowd control management product, but of all the choices on the market today, they don’t know which product to choose.  After all, there are retractable strap posts, traditional ropes and stanchions, portable railing systems, permanent railing systems etc. This list goes on and each has its own benefits and attributes. To decide, here are seven aspects of crowd control systems that we advise researching as you decide which crowd control manufacturer, dealer or retailer will earn your business:

1.    Constructed From Solid Aluminum?: Is your post or stanchion made from aluminum? In fact, aluminum has the longest life of any crowd control post because it can not rust or tarnish. It will also prevent rust from getting on the floor. If you intend to use crowd control products in a tropical environment or outdoors be sure to select a product that has an all aluminum construction. If a product is made of all steel such as inexpensive imports, it will rust and can not be corrected.

Glaro Crowd Control

Glaro Crowd Control Stanchions, Posts, Belts and Railing Systems.

2.    Look at the Post/Stanchion Base:  Select a heavy base that is less likely to tip over or be moved out of position. Crowd control manufacturers will provide their base weights to you when you inquire. We have found that a weight of about 30 pounds offers the stability and safety needed in any area.

3.    Straps and Ropes: Next, for retractable strap barriers, in order to stand up over time and prevent the strap from wrinkling and binding when retracting into posts or stanchions, it should be 100% thick gauged nylon and very tightly woven. If you would like a logo or message on your straps, it is important to find a company that can properly personalize your order. Customization of straps and rope is a growth area in the market right now.

If you select rope, be sure to order a rope with a solid cotton core instead of foam. Solid cotton cores are much more durable and long lasting. Make sure that the velour you select is 100% woven nylon rather than a cotton velour for similar reasons.

4.    Inner Spring: Now, think from the inside out.  The inner mechanism must have a long lasting durable spring that slowly retracts the straps in a safe way to avoid a slingshot effect.  The spring must be as effective after years of use as it is on day one. This is often not the case with non USA manufactured crowd control equipment. Sometimes a buyer might purchase cheap Chinese imports that are much lighter in weight and soon find that the mechanisms fail, the straps wrinkle and the finishes rust and they easily tip over. If you are looking for a long lasting reliable product, these aspects of your crowd control system are very important to research in advance.

5.    Selection and Customization of Finishes: Find a line where the company offers a variety of sizes and finishes where they can even design and customize their crowd control system to meet your particular needs. Don’t settle for less than a perfect solution.

6.    Signage: Be sure to provide the proper crowd control post mounted or separate floor standing signs to direct visitors guided through a security, queuing or maintenance areas. In other words, the equipment plus your message in combination will lead to the desired results.  For example, you might have a sign mounted on your crowd control post that says, “Please Enter Here” to provide clear directions.

7.    Shipping Timeline: Finally, if you need crowd control equipment by a certain date, it is important to know the manufacturers ability to ship to your deadline. Some companies can ship very quickly while others are very slow.  Ask the crowd control manufacturer or distributor for a clear shipping timeline and delivery date.

In sum, start by knowing what your real needs are in terms of quality, durability, customization, maintenance and functionality, as well as your timelines, and do your due diligence to find the right manufacturer or reseller.  If you have any specific questions, we invite you to send us a note by commenting here with your questions.  Thanks!

Glaro Glider Bellman Carts Review

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If you are in the market for affordable yet beautifully designed bellman carts (also known as luggage carts), Glaro.com Glider Bellman Carts are a great solution to consider.  In addition to the manufacturer’s quality and overall design, it is remarkable to find a USA manufacturer that produces as many fine carts to address all of the choices that people want in the market. Not only is there a selection of 15 designs in three different sizes, but there are also over 31 finishes available.

Glaro Six Wheel Bellman Cart 8868BE (Brass Enamel)

Glaro Six Wheel Bellman Cart 8868BE (Brass Enamel)

Standing apart from so many companies that have sent their manufacturing operations and jobs overseas, Glaro’s true identity as an American company since 1945, when it was founded, has always been consistent. Glaro bellman carts are part of a total “American-made” concept that permeates every product line that Glaro Inc. makes.

Interestingly, when Glaro demonstrates carts at trade shows, a crowd often gathers to see how easily these bellman carts maneuver in tight spots and how flexible the design options really are such that a customer can practically create his or her own bellman cart to meet the design and functional requirements at their facilities. For the first time, we have seen a bellman cart that can be pushed, pulled or rotated in place when loaded to capacity with luggage, and still can be moved effortlessly. The exceptional ease of movement is the result of what Glaro calls “pinpoint maneuverability” which prevents doors and walls from getting banged up and maximizes control in tight spots or when a cart needs to be rotated in place.

In self service as well as bellman managed lobbies, we have heard nothing but positive reviews from those using Glaro carts even over bumpy and rough surfaces. They also are known to stand up in extreme weather conditions whether the carts are used by seaside resorts or in winter ski resorts in sub zero temperatures.

The other remarkable convenience about dealing with Glaro Inc. and Glaro carts is that they are the only manufacturer we know of that consistently ships carts in three to four days. And almost all carts are shipped by UPS, keeping freight costs to an absolute minimum.

When you put all these concepts together, Glaro Inc. bellman carts offer the total package and the confidence you can have in a truly American made product.

 

Information on condo carts can be found here.

Benefits of Modular “Create Your Own” Recycling Stations

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Glaro, a leading USA manufacturer of waste receptacles, recently introduced a new format to present its recycling receptacles: Glaro RecyclePro modular recycling stations.

The only system of its kind, Glaro all metal modular recycling stations, are the largest and most versatile line of metal recycling containers on the market offering an extensive selection of sizes, finishes, openings, and messages.  Part of the RecyclePro recycling series, which promote environmental sustainability to your audience, Glaro modular recycling receptacles allow you to create your own recycling station with two or more receptacles, which are held together with a simple connector.

Glaro Modular Recycling Receptacles with Sign Post

Glaro Modular Recycling Receptacles with Sign Post

Designing your own station is straight forward. You pick the diameter you would like (either 12”, 15” or 20”), the type of top opening you would like (e.g. slot for paper, small hole, large hole for waste, or multipurpose opening), the message for each opening  diameter (e.g. paper, bottles, bottles and cans, waste, and recyclables), and the finish color you would like for each top and body. The cost is the same for any type of opening selected. At no additional cost, a standard Glaro silk screened message for the front of each recycling receptacle unit is included. All connector brackets are included.

For those who want to create more visibility for the recycling receptacle stations, connected units with a 72 inch sign post (seen in photo on the right) are also a great option to consider. These easily identifiable silk screened sign posts draw attention and are very useful in public areas.  Download the RecyclePro Series of modular recycling receptacles brochure here.

 

Summary of the recycling stations by Glaro Inc.:

  • Capacity ranging from 12 to 41 gallons
  • You can choose which cover opening holes you want and in which order
  • You can specify which standard silk screen message and sequence of message that you would like. Custom silk screen messages and logos are also available upon request.
  • 31 finishes are available (29 smooth and textured powder coat finishes plus, 2 metal finishes).  You can choose the color of the cover and the body. You may match or contrast with the cylinder body and other recycling containers in the station. Custom finish combinations are available too.
  • You can mix and match recycling container finishes from one container to the next
  • When two or more recycling containers are used side by side, they may be connected to each other in the sequence you specify. Three unit recycling stations can be configured in a straight line or even in a triangular formation.
  • In this series, the need for an inner steel container has been replaced by using heavy gauge custom size poly bags that are designed to have snug fit. Steel containers are available as an option.
  • Optional designer decorative bands are available
  • Optional outdoor canopy tops are available
  • They come with our without optional sign poles
  • Perfect for indoor or outdoor use
  • They can ship in approximately 3 days from receipt of order
  • Manufactured in USA
  • They are easy to empty and clean

 

Finally, Glaro’s RecyclePro recycling container stations are designed to accommodate any facility and any size budget. They are the favorite choice of industry dealers, architects, designers, purchasing agents and facility managers for any type of public building.

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Glaro Releases New Product Lines of Aluminum Shelving, Coat Racks, Umbrella Stands and Wet Umbrella Bag Holders for Immediate Shipment

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by. We just wanted to share our latest press release with you which details lots of new economical, quality product lines from Glaro Inc.

You can read more details on the release (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8990250.htm) and download full product specs and details on our company website (glaro.com).

See:

http://glaro.com/umbrella.htm

http://glaro.com/Coat.htm

 

Also, be sure to join us on our Glaro Facebook page and Glaro twitter page where we are providing news, tips and helpful information to dealers, end users and business partners.

 

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What are the benefits of using heavy duty inner steel liner cans with aluminum bottoms in my waste and recycling receptacles?

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Many of us are used to plastic trash cans at home: a simple plastic molded receptacle that accepts plastic bag inserts. However, outside of the home, and especially in commercial and public environments, a heavy duty inner receptacle, often manufactured from steel, is the product of choice.

What exactly is an inner receptacle?

It is an additional receptacle often made of galvanized steel with a lightly smaller diameter than its outer, finished receptacle. The better products in the market from companies such as Glaro Inc. make sure the metal liner can is made not only of galvanized steel to inhibit rust but also has a rust-proof aluminum bottom.  Steel bottoms are short lived and should be avoided.  This is an important feature since any liquids or moisture that find its way into the can will settle and be trapped at the bottom making steel bottomed cans susceptible to rusting through in a very short time.  The inner receptacle fits neatly inside and houses the poly trash bag.

What are the main benefits of an inner steel liner can for your waste receptacles?

Put simply: Safety, Maintenance, and Stability.

Safety:
Metal waste receptacles and trash cans with heavy duty steel liner cans, such as ones provided by Glaro Inc., provide a high level of fire safety.  When trash cans are in public areas, it is not uncommon for someone to mistakenly dispose of an item that is hot and flammable or actually lit such as a cigarette. In a public area such as hotels, airports, large buildings and offices, where there are often significant numbers of people, safety is of utmost concern. The added protection provided by liner cans gives a building owner or manager the confidence that their furniture and equipment is fostering a safer environment.

Surprisingly, and often to keep costs slightly lower, many manufacturers of waste receptacles offer a flammable, plastic inner bucket which may create its own potential hazard by producing toxic fumes and additional heat. They also do not contain heat as well as metal and may lead to the floor or something nearby catching fire or being damaged.

Uniquely, Glaro never includes hazardous, toxic, or flammable plastic inner containers.  Glaro waste receptacles give you effective protection from fires because both Inner and Outer Receptacles are Heavy Gauge Metal. Double wall construction helps to contain heat and flames in the event of an internal fire. They also help to cut off the oxygen supply to a possible fire. As a result, a small fire could be retarded, or even be extinguished by the resulting carbon dioxide some of which can be trapped inside the receptacle, before becoming a big problem.

Maintenance:
Waste receptacles with liners are simply easier to maintain.  A metal inner liner helps keep litter in the waste receptacle and prevents garbage and trash from leaking or falling out of the trash container into a public area should the poly bag break open.  This maintains a more professional look and certainly a cleaner one. Inner steel waste receptacle liners from Glaro also have a handle for clean and easy removal of trash, and they easily fit heavy duty plastic liner bags.

Metal inner liners are also rust resistant and corrosion resistant, so they last longer.  While plastic inner liner receptacles are sometimes selected, they can rip, do not stand up to heavy use, and their construction is directly affected by substances like solvents.

Because all Glaro liner cans are made of galvanized steel with aluminum bottoms, they are especially durable and able to withstand heavy use.  In addition, they load in from the top, so they are much easier to take apart and put back together again than trash receptacles that open from the side.  Should inner all metal liner cans become soiled or contain odors they may be washed, hosed out, or even power washed and easily deodorized.

Stability:
All metal inner liner cans are substantial in weight and therefore add stability to the receptacle which may be preferred in areas with high traffic and high winds or where unauthorized people tend to move them from their intended location.

As you think through your options for waste receptacles to purchase or recommend to others, we hope you now have a better understanding of inner metal receptacles.

8 Benefits of Using Custom Waste Receptacles and Recycling Receptacles

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Should I consider custom waste receptacles, recycling receptacles, and trash cans?

For those who have decided that a generic recycling or waste receptacle just won’t do, customized waste receptacles, trash cans and recycling receptacles for indoor or outdoor use from reputable receptacles manufacturers are always strong options to consider.

Some of the benefits of custom receptacles are that they:

Custom All Metal Waste Receptacle With Company Logo and Messaging

Custom Metal Waste Receptacle With Company Logo and Messaging

1.    Fit neatly with design of a space
2.    Promote a brand or “logo” through custom branding and messaging
3.    Enhance your public image with something unique and attractive
4.    Are able to fit a unique need like encouraging recycling, good housekeeping etc. through actionable messaging
5.    Help identify that the waste receptacle is the property of a particular company or entity, which helps increase security and decreases the chances that someone will take your receptacles and reuse them elsewhere (on purpose or accidentally).
6.    Draw attention to your trash receptacles to encourage their use
7.    Increase your ability to customize the overall look of your receptacles by, in Glaro’s case, mixing and matching over 31 finishes, creating a monotone or dual tone look depending on how you finish the waste receptacle covers  vs. the waste receptacle bodies.
8.    Help promote your products and services (they can be used as advertisements to sell products and services) e.g. a yogurt company with giant yogurt symbol to draw people into the stores

Examples of customization include custom silk screened messages, custom wording and custom logos on receptacles; customized finish combinations that create a unique look; and, customized waste receptacle designs that fit a particular specification.

Whether you are a dealer researching custom waste receptacles or an end user, customized Glaro Inc. products offer a level of versatility and personalization that is rare in the receptacle manufacturing industry. If you are in need of receptacles for Hotels, Casinos, Restaurants, Cruise Ships, Institutions, Government Buildings, Building Lobbies, Museums, Airports, Rest Stops, The Hospitality Industry or any  public place and customization is something you would like to learn more about, we encourage you to contact us. We are a happy to talk you through the options available to you or just answer some of your questions. Call 1-888-234-1050.

Here is one more example of a good use of customization to promote a brand:

Dual Purpose Powder Coat Finished Custom Recycling Waste Receptacle by Glaro Inc.

Dual Purpose Powder Coat Finished Custom Recycling Waste Receptacle by Glaro Inc.